May 04 2012

Texas Secretary of State Seems to Alter Stance on Primary Screenout for Independent Candidate Petitions

Source: Ballot Access News

According to this story, anyone who signs a Texas petition this year for an independent candidate and who later votes in a partisan primary has (by the act of voting) disqualified his or her petition signature. However, the Secretary of State has told the Guadalupe County Elections Supervisor that all such signatures are presumed valid and will be counted, unless one of the major parties or one of its candidates files a challenge to such Read more »

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May 04 2012

Libertarian Convention Rejects 7 of 9 Platform Plank Rewrites

Source: Independent Political Report

Delegates at the Libertarian National Convention today rejected 7 out of 9 Platform Committee recommendations to rewrite various platform planks.

The only rewrite that was approved as recommended was for 2.8. Education: Read more »

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May 04 2012

Libertarian Presidential Debate

Source: Independent Political Report

IndependentPoliticalReport.com original coverage from the floor of the Libertarian Party National Convention…

The Libertarian Party today held a debate between the candidates for its presidential nod. Under the party’s bylaws, the only candidates allowed in the debate are those who have collected sufficient delegate signature tokens. Read more »

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May 04 2012

Mark Rutherford interviewed by George Phillies

Source: Independent Political Report


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May 04 2012

John Jay Myers Elected Region Rep; Lee Wrights Alternate

Source: Independent Political Report

In LNC region formation, my region which had previously combined the Southeastern states with California has been broken up. Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama formed a region which may or may not also include Arkansas and/or NM; Florida, Georgia and Tennessee formed a separate region. From what I have been told California, New York, Nevada and possibly some other states have also formed a region. Read more »

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May 04 2012

LP VP Nomination Token Count

Source: Independent Political Report

LP VP Nomination Token Count according to Nick Sarwark in IPR comments:

VP token count: Jim Gray 238, Lee Wrights 118. Next closest to nomination is Jim Burns with 22.

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May 04 2012

IPR Readers’ Questions for Candidates at LP National Convention?

Source: Independent Political Report

IPR correspondents will have the opportunity to interview candidates for various internal and external offices here at the Libertarian National Convention.

So far, I have been told that Judge Jim Gray will be made available (depending on his schedule) and James Burns also offered to be interviewed, but many other potential interviewees are here. Read more »

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May 04 2012

Token count for LP presidential candidates

Source: Independent Political Report

After more than a day of campaigns trying to round up tokens in order to appear in the debate and be considered for the nomination, the count is in for the Libertarian Party’s presidential candidates.

To participate in the debate, a candidate must receive 53 tokens. However, only 30 are required to have their name placed into nomination. Read more »

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May 04 2012

Four Candidates Seeking National LP Treasurer Position; Debate Space Sought

Source: Independent Political Report

Two candidates have joined the LP national treasurers race, where George Phillies and Aaron Starr have been running well in advance of the convention.

Joe Buchman of the Utah LP and Tim Hagan of the Nevada LP have both been recruited by a number of delegates unhappy with the other two choices. As of the last time I talked to them they both still plan to run. Read more »

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May 04 2012

Wagner et al Unlikely to Put LP National Ticket on Oregon Ballot

Source: Independent Political Report

In conversation with Wes Wagner, he indicated that while he has not completely ruled out putting the Libertarian National Ticket on the Oregon ballot, he does not believe that it is at all likely that his group, currently recognized as the ballot qualified party by the state, would do so.

There is a lawsuit to challenge that qualified status, but several attorneys present here Read more »

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